Angel, Jacqueline L. | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Education
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Rutgers University
Teaching Areas
  • Policy Process and Institutions

Jacqueline L. Angel is professor of public affairs and sociology and a faculty affiliate at the Population Research Center and LBJ School Center for Health and Social Policy at The University of Texas at Austin. She did her postdoctoral training in mental health services research at Rutgers University and at the Pennsylvania State University Program in Demography of Aging. Her research examines health and retirement issues in the U.S., with a focus on older minorities, the impact of social policy on the Hispanic population and Mexican-American families. Dr. Angel is author/co-author/editor of 80 journal articles, 30 book chapters and 10 books. Her recent publications include Latinos in an Aging World, Challenges of Latino Aging in the Americas and Handbook of the Sociology of Aging.

Dr. Angel is a fellow of the behavioral and social sciences section of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and a senior fellow at the UTMB School of Medicine's Sealy Center on Aging. She has been honored with the GSA Senior Service Scholar Award and the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize. In Austin, she is a member of the President's Council at Family Eldercare and was a 2013 recipient of the Jackie Lelong Visionary Leader Award.

Courses Taught
Media Expertise
  • Aging Policy
  • Global Public Health
  • Aging & Gerontology
  • Hispanic Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Long-Term Care
  • Health Care

Newsworthy

NewsSeptember 27, 2021
Faculty address gaps in dementia care in U.S. and Mexico

In the United States and Mexico, pandemic and climate-related news headlines have demonstrated a lack of preparedness for vulnerable populations, especially the number of seniors over age 65. In Texas, the number of seniors is expected to more than double from 3.9 million in 2020 to 8.3 million by 2050. In Mexico, it is nearly the same story. These increases are driven by longer life spans resulting from improved medical care and higher quality of life. But there are also new challenges emerging from the rapid growth in the number of older individuals, particularly those living with dementia.

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NewsApril 9, 2021
April 9: Faculty Research, Policy Engagement and News

10 features from the week 

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NewsDecember 16, 2020
Opinion: The time is now for a new 'New Deal'

"Despite the glaring polarization in our country today, we all want security, good health and the opportunity to succeed," write LBJ's Jacqueline Angel and Juan Fernando M. Torres-Gil. "The challenge is overcoming the differences amplified by the social and economic disparities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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